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Enterprising Women Announces the Class of 2010

Raleigh, NC, March 17, 2010 --( Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (, has announced the winners of the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to North America’s top women entrepreneurs. The award finalists and winners will be recognized during a three-day celebratory event held Wednesday, March 17 through Friday, March 19 at the Marriott Doral Golf Resort and Spa, located at 4400 Northwest 87th Ave. in Miami. This is the eighth anniversary of the gala awards celebration.

Award recipients must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of these women are also leaders in key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Award winners were recognized in five categories: annual sales revenues of more than $25 million; more than $10 million and up to $25 million in annual revenues; more than $5 million and up to $10 million in annual revenues; more than $1 million and up to $5 million in annual revenues; and up to $1 million in annual revenues.

The winners of the award are listed below:

Over $25 million in annual revenues:

Liz McKinley, Pinnacle Petroleum, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA
Sylvia Medina, North Wind, Idaho Falls, ID
Mindi Fynke, EHIM, Inc., Southfield, MI
Rebecca Cenni, Atrium Staffing, New York, NY
Lori Hilson Cioromski, TH Hilson Company, Wheaton, IL
Lori Blaker, TTi, Rochester Hills, MI
Sharon Evans, CFJ Manufacturing, Fort Worth, TX
Pat Fales, Pat Fales Associates/Re/Max Allegiance, Burke, VA
Lois Moran and Lynn Macrone, JUICE Pharma Worldwide, New York, NY.

Over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual revenues:

Laura K.T. Schriver, Language Services Associates, Horsham, PA
Kayhan Hellriegel, Kayhan International, Schaumburg, IL
Lori Bacon, Swimco for Swimwear, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer Smith, Innovative Office Solutions, Burnsville, MN
Norma Wallis, Livernois Vehicle Development/Wallis Technical Center, Inkster, MI
Tara Abraham, Accel Inc., Lewis Center, OH
Kimberly Anderson Matich, Anderson Security Agency, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ
Joy Gendusa, PostcardMania, Clearwater, FL
Elise Benedict-Howard, University Moving & Storage Co., Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
Lisa Wehr, Oneupweb, Traverse City, MI
Kim Holstein, Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels, Chicago, IL

Over $5 million and up to $10 million:

Lisa Palko-Adams, Palko Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., Inc., Garfield, NJ
Lynette Burkhart, WEB Contracting, Inc., Paola, KS
Wanda Alexander, Horizon Consulting, Lansdowne, VA
Susan and Barbara McCarthy, Sun Country Cleaners, Largo, FL
Marcia J. Veidmark, Specialized Services Company, Phoenix, AZ
Margaret Ramsdale, Omega Uniform Systems, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Diana Carolyn Cuttell, IMI Material Handling Logistics, Inc., Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Over $1 million and up to $5 million in annual revenues:

Susan Wilson, The Judgment Group, Stevensville, MD
Laurie De Jong, LDJ Productions, New York, NY
Ali Brown, Ali International, Los Angeles, CA
Sandy Hansen, AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. & Rock Solid Motion, Watkins, MN
Elaine Buxton, Confero, Cary, NC
Crystal L. Faulkner, Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq. and Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq., Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C., Short Hills, NJ
Jodi Bailey Gill, The Experts Bench, Inc., Duluth, GA
Letty Hudson, Chicago Mini Bus Travel, Franklin Park, IL
Nancy K. Hyde, Hyde & Company CPAs, PC, Oklahoma City, OK
Lisa M. Giles, Giles & Associates Consulting, Inc., Chicago, IL
Judy Fourie, J. Fourie & Company, Inc., Cary, NC

Up to $1 million in annual revenues:

Candice Bennett, Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., Lorton, VA
Benaree (Bennie) Wiley, The Wiley Group, Brookline, MA
Ann Sullivan, Madison Services Group, Washington, DC
Sheila Ronning, Sharp UpSwing, Edina, MN
Mandee Heller Adler, International College Counselors, Hollywood, FL
Gloria Berthold Larkin, TargetGov, Elkridge, MD
Karen L. Maples, Myutiq, LLC, Arlington, VA
Mary Schnack, Mary Schnack & Associates, Sedona, AZ

For more information or to register to attend the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards celebration, visit

“We are excited to bring together North America’s most outstanding women business owners to celebrate their accomplishments,” said Smiley. “The entire class of 2010 is extremely deserving of this recognition, and we commend them for their work as women entrepreneurs, both in their industries and local communities.”

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. For more information, please visit or call (919) 362-1551.

Jill Mastrangelo
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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